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SGB is the best education policy in Oyo, says NUT



THE Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Oyo State Chapter has described School Governing Board, SGB policy by the state government as the best ever. 

The Union stated this today during this year’s celebration of World Teachers ‘ Day held at Teachers’ House,
Oluyole, Ibadan.

The Secretary of the Union, Comrade Waheed Olojede who also doubles as the Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the state chapter maintained that the policy of the state government has promoted educational development in the state.

According to him, “this policy among other policies on education in the state has portrayed the mantra of collective responsibility of Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led government dubbed, ‘Ajumose’.

“We are also thanking the governor because the celebration of teachers today is not only about teachers but also the government who has assisted the teachers so far”, he said.

In his address, the Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by the state commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela congratulated the teachers on occasion of their celebration.

The governor said: “Since the inception of this administration in 2011, we have worked at upgrading the self-esteem of our teachers through the formulation and implementation of morale boosting policies.

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“This administration upgraded the terminal grade level of primary school teachers from grade level 14 to 15 and we have made sure that teachers were actively represented on committees on issues of education policies and interventions.

“Also, teachers have been enjoying the increased car and housing loan facilities instituted by this government. We have also worked to improve the working environment of teachers by repositioning our schools. The re-distribution of secondary schools into junior and senior schools as well as the institution of the School Governing Board, SGB on which principals and head teachers are administrative secretaries, have not only helped to ensure a better administration but has also helped to make our schools self-reliant”, Ajimobi added.



Ibadan Poly postpones examinations, gives reason




The Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday informed that it has postponed its first semester examination for the 2019/2020 session scheduled to commence today.

The decision, as learnt was taken in view of the protest embarked upon by the students who protested against inability to complete their registration.

Confirming the postponement of the examination, the Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Modupe Fawale said that the decision was taken “to enable students who were unable to meet registration and payment of tuition deadline to do so.”

Fawale added that the examination has been postponed till next week.

“Students are to also note that examination etiquette are sacrosanct hence, any student involved in examination malpractices will be sanctioned.

“Equally, any student caught with cellphone and smart watch will be suspended from the institution and the materials will be confiscated.

“Students are expected to observe all Covid-19 protocols including the use of facemask and those who failed to abide shall not be permitted to take part in the scheduled examination.

“As earlier informed, students facing registration challenges are to go to the accredited ICT centres for solution”, she submitted.

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Education: Oyo Govt Rolls Out 226 Contracts for 2019 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Projects



No fewer than 102 Local contractors participated in the bid opening exercise for the 2019 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB Intervention projects held at Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board’s premises on Friday.

The exercise, according to the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran was done in compliance with provision of Public Procurement Act 2010.

“We allowed due process in this bid opening, which states that people should be allowed to tender for any goods and/or services, and the tender should be open in the presence of the tenderers”, he said.

While he reiterated the Board’s commitment to transparency and integrity in the selection process, he admonished contractors who submitted bids to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship.

The Chairman also revealed that the projects are being jointly financed by Oyo State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Federal Government, through the Universal Basic Education Commission.

Dr. Nureni Adeniran further said that a total of Two Hundred and Twenty-six (226) lots are being rolled out, adding that the process involved transparency and due process.

He said the contracts bidded for include: Construction of a Model School; Construction of eight blocks of six classrooms; construction of 14 blocks of four classroms.

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Others are construction of 32 blocks of 3 classrooms; construction of 4 ECCDE pilot centres; construction 10 perimeter fencing.

Also, the contractors bidded for renovation of 66 blocks of classrooms; sinking of 40 boreholes; procurement of 48 lots of furniture and procurement of 3 lots of sport equipment/facilities.

Dr. Adeniran also disclosed that the Board is on the verge of completing the 2018 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB Intervention projects, adding that the projects are on 80% completion.

The Chairman therefore urged tenderers to deliver a thorough job and ensure speedy completion of the intervention projects.

He said, “Bidders are strongly advised to ensure speedy project execution, as this administration has zero tolerance for time wastage, as far as project execution is concerned”.

The bid opening exercise was witnessed by representatives of Universal Basic Education Commission, Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Bureau of Public Procurement, Federal Ministry of Education.

Other bodies represented include, Nigeria Institute of Engineers, Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and CSACEFA.




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Teachers’ Day: Akanbi heaps praises on teachers for creating future world leaders



Former Senator Adesoji Akanbi, on Monday recognized the sacrifices and accomplishments of all teachers, commending them for creating future world leaders in their various field of endeavours.

The APC chieftain, who represented Oyo South Senatorial District between 2015-2019, in an emotional appreciation message made available to Mega Icon Magazine, also paid glowing tributes to the teachers for working their hearts out to lift up young people.

Akanbi, who was conferred ‘Distinguished Education Stakeholder’s Award’ by the NUT, Ibadan Southwest Branch said, “here is to the men and women who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people.

“The men and women who teach our children to make the world a better place.

“The men and women creating future world leaders, Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers, Philosophers, Entertainers, and of course, more Teachers.

“To the men and women toiling hard for the betterment of our children, striving for a better future of the nation, we say thank you Sir/Ma.

“Happy Teacher’s Day”, the message concluded.

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